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>< seriously. when i click on it, it took me to a youtube page for some reason. could somebody tell me wats the ranking for UCLA, USC, pepperdine and loyola marymount pls?! thank you sooo much! waiting on the rankings to make my final choice

I don't get it. Link works for me.

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the link isnt working. can somebody post a new one please?! thankssss i cant wait!

Yes it is. Try it again. No big surprises, though.

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I would report it, and then submit a really brief explanation of the circumstances surrounding the charge, the fact that it was expunged, that you will not be getting yourself into this situation again for reasons x, y, z, and then leave it at that.  It's not a big deal.  If anything, it means you have a good shot at success as a governor.

This is correct. You have almost NO worries if you follow through as suggested above. Since you never know, though, you may want to apply to a few more schools than you would otherwise. Like, increase apps from 7 to 12, or 12 to 20.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Alternative Civ Pro Supplements?
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:32:59 PM »
Get an outline from a 2L or 3L, draft your own outline or do both.  No horn book is that helpful when your prof teacher as yours does. What a hot mess! Why not just teach the rules and the seminal cases?

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According to ABA data only a third of the 2007 graduating class stayed in Iowa but FWIW Iowa was the biggest placement market and there was 7% unemployment. I wouldn't say it's crazy to go Iowa and aim to land to a job in Chicago but if you're primarily interested in big markets outside of Iowa it's hard for me to see what Iowa would offer that would make it better than a school that's closer to or in one of those markets like Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or IU Bloomington. 


FWIW, Minneapolis / St. Paul and Bloomington are all further from Chicago than Iowa City.

Iowa is highly regarded in the Chicago market.

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At Temple, classes are 50 minutes per credit hour, per week, unless the class is a writing seminar. Writing seminars meet 33.3 minutes per credit hour, per week. The vast majority of classes are 2 or 3 credits.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I Need Your Help - Before a Judge
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:26:53 PM »
I'm going to step in and state the obvious. The ethics rules cited (at times) in this thread apply to LAWYERS, not law students. The bar can only discipline LAWYERS (or former lawyers) for the practice of law without a "license." The rules in question are concerned with suspended or disbarred attys providing advice, not with law students providing advice. It is likely INAPPROPRIATE for a law student to provide advice, and any conversation with an Earth person about a legal issue by a law student should be prefaced by the "I'm not a lawyer thing."

You are obviously correct.  In my professional responsibility class, however, we read two cases where law students were denied admission to the bar because they had engaged in the unauthorized practice of law using their credentials as law students.  (I actually think one of these had pretended to be a law graduate, but the other was merely helping people with divorces or something before graduating from law school and without the supervision of a licensed attorney.)  Ordinarily, I would be with you that concerns about C&F with respect to offering legal advice are probably overblown, but LawDog, in particular, holds himself out to be an expert in a way that could prove problematic, particularly given his constant puffery about his training, experience, integration into the legal world, and positions of responsibility (on admissions committees?).  Perhaps more important, as you indicate, it's completely inappropriate for law students to offer legal advice, regardless of any specific model (or adopted) rules.

No matter hjow much of an "expert" I hold myself to be, everyone on this site knows I am an 0L who begin's law school in the fall.

Mr/Ms. Likewise:

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THIS GUY. THE REAL ISSUE IS THAT SOME OF THESE ARROGANT, OVERPRIVILEDGED WHITE BOYS AND GIRLS (YES, I WENT THERE!) CANNOT HANDLE BEING INTELLECTUALLY SPANKED REPEATEDLY BY A BLACK MAN. And they cannot handle a Black man who holds himself to be their equal. THEY ARGUE WITH ME NO MATTER WHAT I SAY. I could be the one posting your comments and it wouldn't make a difference. This is "identity politics"...nothing else. Many times, I tell them things that are 100% correct, and they argue with me just for the sake of it. And their logic is stupid, just like it was below...flaming stupid. Why did that idiot even broach the license issue? It really was only brought up to say..."Hey, Lawdog...you're such a know it all. Well...well...how about this? I bet you could get in trouble with the bar!" (waaaaaah...waaaaah! lol.) 


Yeah, so the race card doesn't work for / on me, and it makes you look small. You lack logic in your arguments, and they're poorly written. Your arguments, that is, lack structure and sense. This is why folks attempt to refute what you say. It's also why I will avoid rebutting your arguments. It just wouldn't get you, me, or anyone else anywhere. At all.

Keep smilin', kiddo.   ;)

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It would be a mistake to take the interview and then renege on the job you already accepted if the judge made you an offer.

TITCR

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I Need Your Help - Before a Judge
« on: March 18, 2009, 10:27:27 PM »
I'm going to step in and state the obvious. The ethics rules cited (at times) in this thread apply to LAWYERS, not law students. The bar can only discipline LAWYERS (or former lawyers) for the practice of law without a "license." The rules in question are concerned with suspended or disbarred attys providing advice, not with law students providing advice. It is likely INAPPROPRIATE for a law student to provide advice, and any conversation with an Earth person about a legal issue by a law student should be prefaced by the "I'm not a lawyer thing."

Must say, though, this has been a fun read.

I know the OP has already had the hearing, but the best advice on a citation hearing is 1) look presentable (but NOT super snazzy) and 2) be honest, but provide no excuses (keep it short).

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I got an ASUS while in law school to replace my dead Dell. Check out the specs on these two models now available at Best Buy. Quite robust for the cost.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=Z5G5H1QDWHWRJKC4D3DVAGI?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&st=x83v&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

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